Huge bloom of dragonflies swoops over the northeastern United States

Written by on September 15, 2019 in Rare Critters - No comments

Residents from Ohio to Indiana and Pennsylvania to Virginia have all been looking outside to the same odd sight.

Massive swarms of dragonflies have taken to the skies across several states.

So many that the blobs of them even showed up on weather radar.

“This is not rain being observed by radars across IN/OH/PA today,” the National Weather Service in Cleveland tweeted. “Care to take a guess as to what is traversing the region?”

Residents were quick to tweet the answer.

Dragonflies. Lots and lots of dragonflies. And they shared a lot of video of the amazing sight.

The weather service was grateful.

Why?

Swarms tend to happen as the dragonflies move south to find warmer weather, according to experts.

Photo National Weather Service Cleveland/Twitter

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